Deputy Chief --- NIKISHIN, Vladimir, ? (ITAR-TASS, 17 Oct 02).
Russia's Military Representative to NATO --- KUZNETSOV, Valentin Sergeyevich,
V-Adm (Parlamentskaya Gazeta, 14 Mar 02).
["Before his arrival in Brussels, Vice Admiral Kuznetsov
was the chief of the International Treaty Directorate and deputy chief
of the Main Directorate for International Cooperation of the Ministry of
Defense of the Russian Federation. An experienced negotiator, expert in
the fields of disarmament, reduction of strategic offensive weapons and
conventional weapons, and expert on problems of international security
and stability, Vice Admiral Kuznetsov blends into the military-political
circles as a cultured and intellectual person and a representative of the
new school of the military elite. Many analysts think that the arrival
of such a man will introduce positive movements into the Russian-NATO dialogue,
which has become stiff in a phase of formal cooperation, that is not yielding
practical results" (Parlamentskaya Gazeta, 14 Mar 02).]
[Previous representative to NATO was Zavarzin, Viktor, Colonel-General
(Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 18 Jun 01).
[It is not clear whether the NATO representative is subordinate
to this directorate to to the General Staff.]